With its retro chandeliers and soft chairs offering the kind of comfort that newer froufrou cafes can only dream of, Tin Pot Cafe has been a North Fitzroy anchor for the last 17 years.
Like the changing face of its locale, the cafe has been keeping with the times, shaking off its old 50s feel for a more 70s bohemian fit-out, yet maintaining the same relaxed character it has always had. The regulars, ‘who go way back’, can still be found getting their coffee from the spacious neighbourhood cafe as they have for years.
With a substantial and well-balanced menu, which changes seasonally, combined with a specials board to delight those who pop-in often, Tin Pot still has plenty to offer, even after almost two decades.
During the day, its large bright windows, snug interior spaces and warm fireplace make a lovely setting for a quiet breakfast or lunch.
Tin Pot Cafe then carries itself into the evening as a local that feels as warm and welcoming as your dining room at home, offering hearty and generous dinner mains without the starch of fine dining.
At its heart, this longstanding establishment ought to be a model for neighbourhood cafes. From the moment you enter to when you leave, Tin Pot Cafe feels like the spot you’ve always wanted to find, except that it has been under your nose the whole time.